October 26, 2018 12:39 pm
Updated: October 26, 2018 12:50 pm

Swoop resuming flights to U.S. after receiving final operating approval

WATCH: Swoop Airlines, which is owned by WestJet, announced routes to Las Vegas from Edmonton. But that means WestJet service to Sin City will be cut, leaving some upset travellers. Vinesh Pratap reports.


Swoop is resuming all scheduled flights to the U.S. after receiving its final operating approval.

The discount subsidiary of WestJet Airlines says flights that have been cancelled will resume starting Saturday.

READ MORE: Swoop cancels dozens of flights to U.S., leaving passengers scrambling

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The affected flights were from Hamilton, Ont., and Abbotsford, B.C., to Las Vegas and various cities in Florida. An inaugural flight from Edmonton to Mesa, Ariz., will take off Saturday as originally scheduled.

Swoop apologized to the thousands of travellers who have been inconvenienced since 24 flights were cancelled earlier this month.

READ MORE: Swoop to add flights from Hamilton to Jamaica

It had rebooked travellers on alternate airlines or provided full refunds plus $100 to $200 in compensation per passenger per travelling segment.

Flights between Edmonton and Las Vegas were not affected by the cancellations because Swoop temporarily leased a WestJet aircraft for that route.

Watch below: Gabor Lukacs, the founder of Air Passenger Rights, joins Global News Calgary to explain why his group is launching a complaint to the Canadian Transportation Agency against Calgary-based Swoop Inc. over their fee structure.

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